Saturday, 24 March 2018

Coffee helps !!!! treat holders

Coffee themed treat holders !! how cute are these ?.... I absolutely loved creating these fun treat cups which I will gift at the up coming Stampin' Up! event. These make great teachers gifts or for co- workers, such fun and most people like coffee right! Even if they don't the Coffee Cafe set has stamps to make shakes so its a win win for those who prefer a cold drink theme too.

I took my inspiration directly from the 2017-2018 Annual catalogue, not only full of great products but fantastic inspiration. I often have a look if I am struggling for ideas ...its my Stampin' Up! bible! I have recently been working on my wish list ensuring I have my favourites and this is a recent purchase for me...I wish I had gotten it sooner its amazing!

There is co-ordinating DSP (designer series paper), but for this project I stamped my on background using the cute coffee bean trio stamp. I created two similar ,but slightly different designs. You can cut the coffee cups just as they are in different colour card, or you can stamp them, then cut them out . The thinlits match the shape of the stamps perfectly making this an easy set to use and helping you create fantastic projects with ease.
I used the mini coffee cup die to cut out the coffee cups in the DSP as its exactly the perfect fit !... I then used these to create fun paper clips its like I have two projects in one here.

I filled my cups with coffee sachets and biscuits and sweets ... perfect for my Stampin' Up! buddies when we get to meet up in April.. and yep we will need lots of coffee as no doubt we will be up to the small hours having fun and chatting ... super excited!!! 

I do have a fun step by step tutorial for you to follow on my YouTube and all the products I used are listed below. You don't need ALL of them these are just what I used .... the main feature is the bundle that's where the fun lies.... 

So go grab yourself a cup of real coffee , get comfy and enjoy the video.

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Tutorial bundles available ... anywhere in the world !

I have been super busy over the last few months ironing out my monthly kits and online classes. I have been asked time and time again if these are available internationally and so here I am offering my tutorials to everyone. 

As some back ground I am Amanda Charlesworth, brand name scrimpingmommy. I am classed as a leading UK demo holding over all position of number 12, 11 for sales and 8 for leadership all reached in just over 12 months of being a demo. I am prolific on YouTube and this will not end these are EXTRA exclusive tutorials aimed at helping creators to formulate classes and workshops or expand on their crafty card making catalogue. I have extensive experience at creating kits of all kinds and these tutorials are un complicated, yet specially formulated to home in on the suites and bundles on show to their best. A great aid in selling these sets if you are a demonstrator like myself, and a great way to show how to use these sets if you are a customer struggling to think of ideas or a class teacher needing to save time. Or you could gift these to your customers.

I am now ready to offer two different tutorial bundles for sale which DO NOT include product. Thus making them available to anyone,  anywhere.

My FIRST BUNDLE is a six card tutorial only bundle in PDF form the March bundle focuses on the Fruit basket suite available today, this includes

1. Photographic reference for each card.

2. Easy to follow basic instructions with all language is in English and sizing in inches.

The PDF was created for my monthly kit so my kit customers get this free. However, there are NO shares of the samples on my blog, YouTube or Pinterest. They still remain exclusive except my kit club customer base.

I am offering this PDF download to anyone and you may use this as you wish, as a free customer gift, to help prepare for classes or just for personal use. I have no stipulation on what you do with the tutorial once purchased. The cost of this is £5.00 payable via paypal or bank transfer. if you wish to order the bundle email me at

My SECOND BUNDLE is a full on line class based on the Apron of Love bundle with six card samples to follow and two technique tutorials. This class includes product for my UK customers but international paper crafters or demos based anywhere can purchase also. Available from March 31st at a cost of £15.00 This class includes :-

1. Full downloadable PDF instruction sheet including all photographic references, instructions and sizes for six cards.

2. Video tutorial for six cards.

3. Video tutorial showing two stamping or card making techniques, tips or tricks.

4. Exclusivity as none of these will be seen on my blog, YouTube or Pinterest.

5. Artistic freedom to use as you please except to RE SELL IN ITS FULL FORM as if its your own work, or share the videos elsewhere on social media platforms. You may recreate and share finished projects, you may use to formulate a class or for your own benefit.

If you wish to order this tutorial and video bundle email me here

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Wedding card and gift bag set

As spring arrives so does wedding season... brides everywhere will be starting to plan their big day. One great way to save when planning your wedding is to create your own stationary. Stampin' Up! products co-ordinate perfectly, paper shades, inks, ribbons, embellishments and card stock all match they are the SAME and so this takes the headache out of creating any project. 

The Sweet soiree suite and especially the cake soiree stamp and thinlits scream wedding to me although there are other sentiments in the set making this suite ideal for any celebration. I just felt all nostalgic and giddy making this set because I LOVE weddings. It my 10th anniversary this year and I truly loved getting married. The excitement is second to none. Creating your own wedding stationary not only gives the bridezilla ...sorry " lovely bride" absolute control... but is a memorable part of preparations brides talk about for years after with a sense of pride. With the HUUUUGE cost of custom made stationary today its always a great saving to DIY !

So here I gave just one of a billion combinations you can create with this two box stamp set, there is lots of choice and the thinnest are a dream. I created a simple yet stunning card and a matching gift bag or table favour . Both have that vibrant pop of fascia pink we call berry Burst, super popular with weddings. But you can co-ordinate with a different card stock and matching ribbon for a totally different colour scheme. So wether your a pink, blue, green or purple type of girl this set is perfect.

I have created a set by step video tutorial for you to follow on my Youtube channel and measurements are listed below. Don't forget all the items are available at my online store 24/7 just click the link to the right ( viewable on desktop) ...if you need any help or advice don't hesitate to email me details on my contacts page.

So go grab a brew get comfy and enjoy the video.... happy stamping xxx Amanda


card base 11 1/2 x 4 1/8" score at 5 3/4" fold to form base.
Inside cut whisper white to 3 7/8 x 5 1/2"
DSP front 3 7/8 x 5 1/2"
colours card strip 3 7/8 x 1 1/4" silver layer 3 5/8 x 1"
Bag cut DSP to 6 x 11" on short side at BOTTOM score at 1 1/2" turn to 11 " side and score at 
2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2 and 10" ... cut bottom squares to flaps and create box shape as per Youtube video above. 

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Gifting my Sale-A-Bration extras to customers!!!!!!

Check out my customer gifts. Until they run out for every £25.00 spent with me online you will receive one of my hoarded Sale-A-bration items. Remember Sale-A-bration ends in just ELEVEN DAYS !!!

Dont mis out on the JOINING OFFER... the customer free items and the extra Stampin' Rewards gained on larger orders... so wether you SHOP, HOST OR JOIN you can get a great deal.

For more information on the JOINING OFFER email me today at we would love to welcome you to our growing team.

for now gab  brew, get comfy and check out my customer gift away,

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda